UBC places 30th in THE World University Rankings

UBC places 30th in THE World University Rankings

The 2010 Times Higher Education world university rankings has been released, and the University of British Columbia is 30th among the top 200. It is second in Canada after the University of Toronto, which ranks 17th.

Other Canadian universities in the top 200 are: McGill University at 35; McMaster University at 93, University of Alberta at 127, University of Victoria at 130, University of Montreal at 138, Dalhousie University at 193 and Simon Fraser University at 199.

The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2010-11 were developed in concert with a new rankings data provider, Thomson Reuters. The rankings employ indicators in five categories:  

  • Teaching — the learning environment (worth 30 per cent of the overall ranking score)
  • Research — volume, income and reputation (worth 30 per cent)
  • Citations — research influence (worth 32.5 per cent)
  • Industry income — innovation (worth 2.5 per cent)
  • International mix — staff and students (worth 5 per cent).

To see the rankings: http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/world-university-rankings/2010-2011/top-200.html

To see the Globe and Mail story: http://www.globecampus.ca/in-the-news/article/canadian-universities-ranked-among-worlds-best/

For a review of other annual international rankings for UBC: http://www.ubc.ca/about/global.html